Does anyone have experience with the cleaning and repair of sandstone headstones? Most of these stones are from the 1770s. I would appreciate any help given to this project.
This group and website gives good advice on this subject and it is just too much to repeat it all here.
DO NOT USE WET and FORGET!
I'm on a personal mission to stop the use of bleach and other dangerousproducts used on gravestones. There's a product sold as a masonry cleanerthat is widely available called Wet and Forget. It's not a good product and isvery harmful to the environment. D/2 is biodegradable and nontoxic. Thereare other masonry cleaners but D/2 is the best. That's not just my opinionbut the view shared by professional conservators.
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